Nonprofit organizations that rely on money from Chattanooga taxpayers to fund after-school programs, adult disability education, programs for rape victims and a plethora of other social services will be required more than ever to defend their need for money in the next city budget.

As a result, some local organizations may lose their city funding, a top official in the mayor's office said.

"It's likely that some of you will get less or no money," Brent Goldberg, Mayor Andy Berke's deputy chief operating officer, told a packed audience in City Council chambers on Thursday. "We want to be up front about this process."

This year's $212 million budget included nearly $1 million for social service nonprofits and $481,000 for other nonprofits.

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